Asian Cancer Institute [ACI] is also extending its expertise in comprehensive cancer care across the country whereby each center will be supported by the local cancer specialists whose expertise will be reinforced by professional help from the Mumbai Center. The quality services provided at all the centers are at affordable cost. In the eastern part of the country ACI in collaboration with the well reputed AMRI hospitals limited formed AMRI-ACI in Bhubaneshwar for providing quality cancer care as per the standards that prevail at par with ACI, Mumbai. Through this collaboration, a new synergy will be created in medical students of Orissa through their exposure to the best interventions in cancer care.
Asian Cancer Institute [ACI] formerly known as Asian Institute of Oncology - a dream project of leading Oncology Consultants of the country was conceptualised and came into existence in 2002 at the Wellspring Clinic Piramal Complex, Parel as a day care centre. The project was then shifted to S.L. Raheja Hospital, Mahim, Mumbai in October 2002 with addition of in-patient with surgical facilities and subsequently to Somaiya Ayurvihar, Sion, Mumbai in 2013 with expansion of facilities to its current level and size in collaboration with the Somaiya Medical College This initiative by the country's best-known names in oncology,strives to strengthen the three pillars of excellence in - "cancer care, research and education". The establishment of "Somaiya Ayurvihar - Asian Cancer Institute" is an important step in this direction for the Asian Cancer Institute members in collaboration with Somaiya trust of the philanthropist and visionary late Shri Karamshi Jethabhai Somaiya', the late Dr Shri Shantilaljee Somaiya and the current Chairman Samirbhai Somaiya with his family members.
Cancer as a disease spares none. Today in our country there is probably not a family where either a member or a first degree relative or a friend has not suffered from it. The causes of cancer, the treatments, are being studied and addressed globally. Asian Cancer Institute [ACI] will be a world class centre for the treatment of cancer not only for Mumbai but the whole country.
The first phase of 80 bedded Asian Cancer Institute, situated at Somaiya Ayurvihar in Sion, is the new address for excellence in cancer care in Mumbai. Over the last two and half years over 2800 surgeries- including over 100 Robotic procedures and more than 4500 Chemotherapy procedures have been completed within the registered population of over 11,750 new cancer patients. The aim of Asian Cancer Institute is to ensure seamless rapid and efficient diagnosis and treatment to all its patients. The institute is poised to become the nucleus for cancer care by offering its services to all categories of patients, and by collaborating with government and private institutions, in India and adjacent countries. The basic and clinical research protocols are strictly conduced in accordance with international norms. The Institute conducts regular teaching training, and educational programs and events for population at large, both technical and professionals in Oncology for undergraduates, and postgraduate as well as continuing medical educational programs.